Another Spackle Paint Finish

by Sherry
Thanks for all your sweet comments on our home selling.
What a week it has been!
I recently showed you the Italian platter and this reproduction capital I
I love the piece but the wood was a little yellow, especially against our dark hardwood floors.
Paint was an option but I didn’t think I could get an old, chippy finish with just paint.
You may remember these candlesticks that were transformed with Spackle.
Close up below
Check out the before pictures of the very gold candlesticks here.
I did this quick and easy finish again on the new capital.
To get this look just dip your finger in water and then into the Spackle paste.   Apply the
Spackle randomly over the piece, but not covering completely.  Keeping your finger
damp makes it easier to spread the paste. If you want a smoother finish you can sand
it once dry.  I liked the rough finish so this step was skipped.
You can stop there and have a great looking finish or continue to add paint. This piece
was lightly dry brushed with white craft paint and you can see in the close-up shot that I
purposely left some areas unpainted.
The whole process, including dry time, took me about ten minutes to complete.
The antique olive jar is one of my favorite pieces and a great auction deal at $25.00
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

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Nici @ Posed Perfection May 4, 2013 - 1:12 am

This turned out great, Sherry! Thanks for the spackle tip! I've never heard of that, but I like the results. Have a wonderful weekend!

[email protected] May 4, 2013 - 1:28 am

Love using those techniques! Made it look so much more authentic!

Mari May 4, 2013 - 3:18 am

Love the way this turned out…
Just beautiful 😉

20 North Ora May 4, 2013 - 3:42 am

Sherry, this really turned out cute. Love that technique.


Maureen May 4, 2013 - 4:18 am

This looks like the real deal and spackle is a lot faster than building up layers of paint. I'm pinning so I remember to give this a try.

Traci Creel May 4, 2013 - 6:39 am

This technique looks like so much fun I am trying to figure out what I have I can try it on.
Thanks for sharing it.

Sandra May 4, 2013 - 7:03 am

What an inspiration. The painted wood and the textures!!!
Sandra from South Africa

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style May 4, 2013 - 11:39 am

That looks great, Sherry. I saw stacks of those for sell in High Point, but they were all already sold.

Ron May 4, 2013 - 11:46 am

It turned out great! What an easy solution!

Janette - The2Seasons May 4, 2013 - 12:30 pm

I love this. You have instant patina.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles May 4, 2013 - 12:36 pm

The spackle treatment looks wonderful. I wish I had a pinterest button for my brain to store these ideas in there somewhere. I think my memory needs an upgrade. You got an amazing deal on that olive jar- wow!

Donna's lair ~ May 4, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Great technique that could be applied to some dark mango wood pottery barn lamps to resemble aidan gray lamps at a fraction of the cost??!! Maybe..maybe not? Lol

freddyandpetunia May 4, 2013 - 3:15 pm

VERy cOOl Sherry! And I love the gift too–someone is a gREAt gift-giver!
I've been thinking about troweling "spackle" over a wood ceiling to "age" it~I think this was just the push I needed.

Designs By Pinky May 4, 2013 - 3:31 pm

$25.00 for that olive jar?????????? I have always loved it since you first showed it to us. Amazing. Love the spackle finish on the new piece, it looks so much better. Have a great weekend. XO, Pinky

Reply May 4, 2013 - 3:57 pm

Goodness that looks fabulous Sherry! and the fact that it was so quick and easy is amazing, boy do I love a good 10 minute restoration! Thanks so much and good luck with your move!

Marian May 4, 2013 - 3:58 pm

You're brilliant! I love this treatment. I am totally going to have to try this on a broken down old frame.

[email protected] May 4, 2013 - 6:41 pm

You achieved such an amazing result!

lynn cockrell May 5, 2013 - 1:51 am

What a lovely transformation, Sherry! Much more pleasing than the yellow of the gold tone. You did a great job!

Suzan Sweatman May 5, 2013 - 10:13 pm

Gorgeous job Sherry!!!
They look so authentically aged now
( and they're beautiful pieces to start off with )

[email protected] Pine Cones and Acorns May 6, 2013 - 12:25 am

Wow! I have never seen this done and it looks fabulous! Thanks for the tip!

Deb Hrabik May 6, 2013 - 1:33 am

Hi Sherry!
New follower,
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Julia C. May 6, 2013 - 1:54 am

First time in your blog…and found the patina I' d been looking for a long time, thank you, from BsAs, Arg, Julia

Donna Wilkes May 6, 2013 - 3:27 pm

The capital appears to be an ancient architectural piece. Great work transforming it. Love the shape and color of the olive jar. What a wonderful price.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) May 7, 2013 - 1:12 pm

Great tutorial. I love this finish. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

[email protected] Designs May 8, 2013 - 12:44 am

Love the capital…missed out on them at High Point…and congrats on the sale of your home!! I so miss Florida!!


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